Sensor System Engineer at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Electrical Engineering

Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.


  • In this role you will take products from early concepts to reality; Playing a critical role in product architectures, design, integration, optimization, & lifecycle support
  • Support, advise, and develop sensor subsystem requirements to meet system and customer level requirements. Provide quantitative analyses to drive requirements flow downs, and predictive performance assessments
  • Perform market surveys; analyzing sensor capabilities, and creating objective technical product performance assessments. Identify key sensor technologies to address current and future product needs
  • Perform trade studies and provide clear and actionable engineering recommendations to stakeholders, leadership, and customers
  • Drive the vertical integration, and optimization of sensor system for a continually evolving product and application space; coordinating short to medium-term efforts across multiple hardware and software teams
  • Support existing product deployments in the field; identifying, diagnosing, and addressing P0 hardware and software issues


  • The ideal candidate will have at least 2+ years of experience designing, developing on, or optimizing remote sensing systems. (Radar, Lidar, EO, IR, etc)
  • Strong proficiency in writing software for sensor data analysis (python, matlab, c++, etc)
  • Driven, autonomous, hungry, and passionate about your work. Desire to be a part of a team and work with stakeholders across different fields
  • Strong technical communication skills, providing the ability to deliver critical technical briefings and conclusions to technical leadership, company leadership, and customers
  • Working knowledge of statistics for analysis of sensor data
  • Strong fundamentals in math, linear algebra, and signal processing
  • Familiarity with electromagnetics, antenna design, microwave circuit design, and/or digital signal processing are highly desirable
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data
  • Current Department of Defense Security Clearance, or the ability to obtain one is desirable

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Sensor System Engineer
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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